Motorists that frequently travel along Skyway 3 can now take the newly-opened Quirino Southbound exit.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC), together with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), officially opened the new exit. With it, motorists from Balintawak and Quezon Ave. can now go directly to Manila within less than 20 minutes instead of 1.5 hours without traffic.
“The opening of the Quirino southbound exit will greatly improve accessibility from Quezon City and Manila. With more private vehicles diverted to Skyway Stage 3 on their way back from NLEX, or coming from Quezon Ave., to Manila, traffic on our major public roads as well as on streets usually utilized as ‘short cuts’ or ‘alternate routes’, will be a thing of the past. This will redound to relief from congestion and faster and easier commutes for many of our countrymen on our major thoroughfares,” said Ang.
Meanwhile, Villar mentioned that the opening of another exit on Skyway 3 decongests EDSA of vehicles.
“The full completion of Skyway Stage 3 will divert at least 75,000 vehicles away from EDSA or C5. This is a realization of President Duterte’s promise to decongest EDSA. Skyway Stage 3 is proof that the private sector and the government can work together towards a unified solution,” said Villar.
With the Quirino southbound exit now open to traffic, there are now a total of 15 operational ramps on Skyway 3.
As work continues on Skyway 3, Ang said that they continue to deliver on its commitment to bring motorists quality infrastructure that addresses congestion and lack of accessibility.